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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream Sandwiches »

March 30, 2015 at 10:18AM PDT | Source: CREAM

Cream Signs Development Deal For 30+ Units In Florida Created From DECA Program
March 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // MILLBRAE, Cali. – When it comes to ice cream intake, Florida is flourishing, becoming the second largest consumer of ice cream in the nation. CREAM is in the midst of a cold-rush itself, expanding its empire to the Sunshine State. The San Francisco-based dessert franchise that specializes in premium ice cream sandwiches and other treats has inked a franchise deal for more than 30 units throughout Florida over the next 7 years.
The agreement marks CREAM’s largest and most significant franchising announcement since launching its franchise opportunity in 2012, and will develop stores starting in South Florida before moving towards West Florida and beyond...

DoubleTree By Hilton Opens First Property In Grand Rapids, Michigan »

March 30, 2015 at 9:51AM PDT | Source: Doubletree Hotels, Suites, Resorts

March 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. and MCLEAN, Va.  - DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids Airport following a $2.5 million renovation that includes a complete property-wide transformation. The 226-room hotel debuts a new open concept lobby, contemporary guestroom updates, revamped meeting spaces, renovated indoor pool area and brand-new restaurant concept centered on locally-sourced food and beverage menus. DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids Airport, which converted from the Hilton brand, is owned by AWH Partners and managed by Spire Hospitality.
“Stylish accommodations and a convenient airport location make DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids Airport a perfect choice for business and leisure travelers seeking the first-rate hotel experience for which our brand is known,” said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton...

Fractured Prune Doughnuts Continues To Expand Its Maryland Presence With Opening In Owings Mills »

March 30, 2015 at 9:30AM PDT | Source: Fractured Prune Doughnuts

Owings Mills Celebrates Opening With Delicious Doughnut Deals
March 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // OWINGS MILLS, M.D. – Fractured Prune Doughnuts, famous for its always hot, customizable and made-to-order doughnuts, opens its newest location in Owings Mills, MD at 10209 Grand Central Ave., Owings Mills, MD 21117. The popular brand, which delights fans with endless doughnut combinations, is ready to bring its delicious treats to residents of Owings Mills!
Fractured Prune, known for its 19 different glazes and 13 toppings, including bacon, graham crackers and sea salt, offers guests the chance to create over 150,000 different doughnut combinations to create the ultimate dessert. To kick off the Owings Mills grand opening celebration, the new location is offering promotional giveaways, including free T-shirts to the first 100 people who buy a dozen doughnuts as well as scratch-to-win cards to the first 250 guests at 6 a...

The Melting Pot Signs Franchise Agreement To Develop First Arkansas Restaurant In Little Rock »

March 30, 2015 at 8:48AM PDT | Source: The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc.

Leading Polished Casual Fondue Restaurant to Host Webinar April 23 to Fuel National Expansion
TAMPA, Fla. - March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., the world's premier fondue restaurant and a leading polished casual dining franchise, announced today it has signed a franchise agreement to develop its first restaurant in Little Rock, marking the brand's entry into Arkansas. Currently, The Melting Pot has more than 130 restaurants across 35 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico, and Southeast Asia, and more than 20 locations in development internationally.
"We're excited to further expand our national presence with the signing of our first franchise agreement in Arkansas," said Dan Stone, vice president of franchise development for Front Burner Brands...

First Watch Renews Multi-Year Contract With Datum For Strategic Consulting And Technology Outsourcing »

March 30, 2015 at 8:02AM PDT | Source: First Watch Restaurants

March 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // SARASOTA, FL – First Watch has recently renewed a multi-year agreement to continue outsourcing all functional IT services and strategic consulting to Datum Corporation, a national technology and consulting company specializing in the multi-unit restaurant industry.
The contract encompasses all of First Watch, Bread & Company and The Good Egg locations spread across the country and will include future locations as the company continues to expand. Currently, First Watch is the largest and fastest-growing daytime-only restaurant concept in the U.S. with more than 120 restaurants in 17 states. It also operates 19 The Good Egg restaurants in Arizona and a Bread & Company location in Nashville with aggressive growth plans in place for the remainder of 2015...

National Property Inspections, Inc., 2015 Franchisee Survey Reveals Strong Satisfaction »

March 30, 2015 at 7:42AM PDT | Source: National Property Inspection
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Over 90 percent of respondents have a positive attitude about their affiliation with NPI
March 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // Omaha, Neb. - In February and March 2015, National Property Inspections, Inc., a leader in residential and commercial property inspections, participated in an independent franchisee satisfaction survey conducted by Franchise Business Review. NPI scored 4.1 out of 5.0 and outperformed others in its industry, showing high franchisee satisfaction. NPI received the same score in its 2014 survey. Some of the highlights of the 2015 survey include the following:

Nearly 95 percent of respondents rated NPI’s training program above average.
More than 91 percent of respondents rated NPI’s marketing and promotional programs above average...

Celtic Themed Sports Pub Franchise Appoints New Vice President Of Marketing »

March 30, 2015 at 7:25AM PDT | Source: Tilted Kilt

Torie Lynch Celebrates 10th Year of Business with Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery in New Leadership Role
March 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // Tempe, AZ – Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, a sports bar that pays homage to the old public houses of America, England, Scotland and Ireland, announced today that it has named Torie Lynch as Vice President of Marketing. With extensive experience in social media and marketing and a deeply rooted understanding of the Tilted Kilt brand, Lynch’s knowledge and expertise will take the marketing department to new heights, fueling system-wide growth and innovation.
As a loyal member of the Tilted Kilt organization, Lynch has been working in various social media and marketing roles for the last seven years and prior was in restaurant management for three years at Tilted Kilt’s Scottsdale and Tempe locations...

TapSnap To Unveil Photo Marketing Kiosk At Nightclub And Bar Show »

March 30, 2015 at 6:50AM PDT | Source: TapSnap
TapSnap Opportunities Available

TapSnap is excited to be unveiling its new Photo Marketing Kiosks at the Nightclub & Bar Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas from March 31 to April 1.
NORTH VANCOUVER, BC - March 30, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ - Branching out from its established event Photo Entertainment Platform, TapSnap for Business will offer venues the chance to entertain their customers while expanding their brand's reach with permanently installed Photo Marketing Kiosks.
"We've seen how TapSnap amplifies the success of a company's brand activation, store opening, or promotional event. So we thought, why couldn't we let businesses do this every day?" remarked Scott McInnes, TapSnap's CEO and Founder. "That's why we developed our permanent placement Photo Marketing Kiosks...

Choice Hotels Expands With New Hotel In Leesburg VA, Clarion Inn Leesburg »

March 30, 2015 at 6:46AM PDT | Source: Clarion Hotel

Holiday Inn Leesburg at Carradoc Hall is now Clarion Inn Leesburg, a Choice Hotels property.
LEESBURG, VA (PRWEB) March 30, 2015 - Choice Hotels announced the opening of their new hotel in Leesburg VA, Clarion Inn Leesburg. Formerly Holiday Inn Leesburg at Carradoc Hall, Clarion Inn Leesburg is ready to welcome guests and schedule business events, parties and more. The successful brand transition of this 122-guest room hotel was completed with the help of Baywood Hotels, the property manager.
Clarion Inn Leesburg encompasses guest rooms, two on-site restaurants and a bar, a 24-hour business center, a 24-hour fitness center, a pool, and over 6,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel is well-equipped to host large parties and cater social events and business meetings on the property...

Realogy Appoints Sunita Holzer As Chief Human Resources Officer »

March 30, 2015 at 6:43AM PDT | Source: Realogy Corporation

MADISON, N.J. - March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) today announced the appointment of Sunita Holzer as executive vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO). With more than 30 years of experience in the human resources field and over 10 as a CHRO, she has served in HR executive leadership roles for a number of leading companies in the financial services and technology sectors. Holzer will be responsible for all aspects of Realogy's worldwide human resources strategy and implementation for the Company's 10,700 employees. She will report directly to Richard A. Smith, the Company's chairman, chief executive officer and president.
"Sunita Holzer brings a wealth of strategic human resources leadership experience, and we are pleased to welcome her to Realogy," said Smith...

Embassy Suites Hotels Recognizes Top Hotels Of 2014 »

March 30, 2015 at 6:09AM PDT | Source: Embassy Suites

All-suites Brand Names “Connie” Award Winners
March 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // MCLEAN, Va. – Embassy Suites Hotels, the Hilton Worldwide brand of upper upscale, all-suite hotels, recently announced its top performing properties of 2014.
The Connie Award, named after Hilton Worldwide founder Conrad Hilton, is awarded to the top performing hotels of the year based on three key components: quality assurance audits measuring cleanliness, condition and brand standards; customer satisfaction scores rating staff service; and the quality of the hotel’s physical accommodations.
First place for the prestigious Connie Award was presented to Embassy Suites Raleigh -Durham Airport/Brier Creek. The Connie Award was also presented to the following properties:

Second Place: Embassy Suites Loveland – Hotel, Spa & Conference Center
Third Place: Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista South

“Congratulations to all of our 2014 brand winners,” said John Rogers, global head, Embassy Suites Hotels...

RLHC Converts Hotel In Eugene, Oregon »

March 30, 2015 at 6:05AM PDT | Source: Red Lion Hotels

Opening of Red Lion Inn & Suites Eugene Marks Reentry Into Important Market
SPOKANE, Wash. - March 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) (NYSE:RLH) announced today the company has reentered the market in Eugene, Oregon, following the conversion of a hotel there. The Red Lion Inn & Suites Eugene converted to the brand overnight.
"The Red Lion name has held such a prominent place in Eugene for half a century," said Lal Sidhu of US Hotel, LLC., who signed a franchise license agreement with RLHC earlier this month. "We think the brand will play well for our location." The owners will invest substantially in the guest rooms and the fitness center at the hotel. Sidhu also announced AA Hotel Management Co...

Home Health Care Company Expands Franchising To Canada »

March 30, 2015 at 5:31AM PDT | Source: Assisting Hands Home Care®

March 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // EDMONTON, Alberta - Assisting Hands Home Care has sold its first Canadian in-home care franchise. In April of 2014, Jefferson Chan purchased the first international Assisting Hands franchise territory and during the second quarter of 2015, he plans to open his office in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Chan will be able to offer quality service to clients and their families, meeting their in-home care needs for the elderly, disabled or rehabilitative needs for those recovering from surgeries and various medical procedures.
"We were thrilled when we learned about Chan's interests in opening an Assisting Hands franchise in Canada, and believe it's a perfect area for expansion," said Assisting Hands Home Care president and CEO Lane Kofoed...

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Offers Deal On Tax Day »

March 30, 2015 at 5:26AM PDT | Source: Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Tax Day Discount First of Several Orange Leaf Fan Rewards in 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY - March 30, 2015  - (BUSINESS WIRE) - To make the end of tax season a little sweeter, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt will offer an exclusive discount to their Facebook fans to fill up their cups with froyo (up to 16 ounces) and toppings on 4/15 for $4.15. All froyo enthusiasts are encouraged to “like” Orange Leaf on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/orangeleafyogurt) and claim the Offer when it is posted on April 14. Offers are redeemable at any of Orange Leaf’s more than 300 participating stores on April 15 only with proof of claim via smartphone or printed confirmation.
"Throughout the past several years, our fans have shared how Orange Leaf has made their lives a little better,” said Geoff Goodman, President of Orange Leaf...

Clicks Or Bricks? Cartridge World Reveals Buying Habits Of Small Businesses »

March 30, 2015 at 5:22AM PDT | Source: Cartridge World

MCHENRY, Ill. - March 30, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - While B2B retailers continue to invest heavily in e-commerce solutions, they may want to put equal attention toward their brick and mortar stores, according to a recent study.
Research sponsored by Cartridge World, the leading ink and toner retailer and franchisor in the $80 billion printer cartridge industry, set out to determine the methods, and preferences of how small to mid-sized businesses order printing supplies.
Among other findings, Cartridge World’s study revealed that 76 percent of small to mid-sized businesses use the internet to order printer cartridges, followed by 58 percent that prefer in-store visits. The research analyzed results based on a sample of 400 respondents from 40 different states and included companies of up to 100 employees...

RE/MAX Northern Illinois Honors RE/MAX Suburban Group »

March 30, 2015 at 5:13AM PDT | Source: RE/MAX

Plus Offices in Lisle, Chicago, Antioch and St. Charles for Top 2014 Sales Results
Chicago, IL - March 28, 2015 - (PR.com) - The RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network recently gave special recognition for 2014 sales achievements to four offices and one multi-office franchise for delivering outstanding sales results in 2014.
RE/MAX Suburban received recognition as the region’s Top Company for Closed Transactions and Closed Sales Volume. Its seven offices closed 3,458 transactions last year with a total sales volume of $907.6 million. The company has offices in Arlington Heights, Glen Ellyn, Libertyville, Mt. Prospect, Schaumburg and Wheaton, Ill.
RE/MAX Action of Lisle, Ill., was named Top Office, Closed Transactions and Closed Sales Volume...

Stratus Building Solutions Of Utah Wins Statewide Recognition »

March 30, 2015 at 5:06AM PDT | Source: Stratus Building Solutions

Utah based Stratus Building Solutions Franchise gains "Gephardt Approved" Rating.
North Hollywood, CA, March 28, 2015 - (PR.com) - Stratus Building Solutions of Utah has been recognized for their excellent Franchisee support and Customer Service. A highly trusted Utah investigative consumer reporter, Bill Gephardt, declared Stratus Building Solutions of Utah to be "Gephardt Approved."
Bill Gephardt has built the number one trusted resource site for the consumers of Utah. GephardtApproved.com commits itself to "proactively investigating businesses, and highlighting and recommending only those who prove the most trustworthy." They back this commitment to the customer with $1,000 money back guarantee if a business fails to live up to their promise...

Agents From Weichert, Realtors® - Wayne Murray Properties, Earn National Franchise Organization's Annual Awards »

March 30, 2015 at 5:00AM PDT | Source: Weichert

Five Take Separate Bows as Texas 'Tops'
Five Realtors® from Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.'s first-ever Texas franchise, Weichert, Realtors® - Wayne Murray Properties, walked away with year-end awards as Weichert® South Texas Broker Council's top performers. Altogether, 24 of the company's Houston-area agents earned various prestigious awards during the national franchise organization's annual event held in Austin on March 21.
Houston, Texas (PRWEB) March 30, 2015 - Wayne Murray, president of the Houston, Texas-headquartered Weichert, Realtors® - Wayne Murray Properties, has announced that agents from the firm's professional REALTOR® team took home all six year-end awards as Weichert® South Texas Broker Council's top performers...

YoFresh Yogurts Franchise Enters South Carolina »

March 30, 2015 at 4:55AM PDT | Source: YoFresh Yogurt Cafe

YoFresh Expands Into South Carolina.
Ballentine, SC (PRWEB) March 30, 2015 - New YoFresh Yogurt Café promises a wake-up call for your taste buds huge variety means you never need to order the same flavor twice.
They offer a huge variety of flavor and topping combinations at the new YoFresh Yogurt Café kiosk located at 1311 Dutch Fork Rd. in Ballentine, South Carolina. In fact, each of the area’s 18,075 residents could create their own yogurt masterpiece, without repeating the same one, according to owner Brandi Companies, Inc.
Often, when something sounds too good to be true, it is. But in the case of YoFresh Yogurt’s menu, not only are the beneficial health and nutrition claims true, but the taste is great, too...

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria Franchise To Open At Macomb Mall, Roseville, Michigan »

March 30, 2015 at 4:46AM PDT | Source: 1000 Degrees Pizzeria Neapolitan Pizza

Fast Casual Restaurant News: 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria Franchise to open at Macomb Mall, Roseville, Michigan
Roseville, Michigan (PRWEB) March 30, 2015 - 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria Franchise is coming to Macomb Mall, Roseville, Michigan.
"We are excited to join an exciting new tenant lineup at the completely redesigned Macomb Mall," said a company spokesman. With a indoor/outdoor Mall/Parking area entrances, 1000 Degrees is bringing it's crispy Neapolitan style Pizza to the Detroit suburb this summer.
"We are very pleased to continue to announce over 25 new restaurant locations opening in 2015," he added.
1000 Degrees has a unique spin on authentic Neapolitan pizza: "We have an extremely unique concept as we bring authentic Neapolitan pizza cooked in just 2 minutes to this exciting university based environment," said a company spokesman...



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